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Anglia Business Spotlight 2019

Wednesday 16th October 2019

6.00pm-9.00pm at

Suffolk New College, Ipswich


Suffolk New CollegeBooking is now open for one of our most popular annual events - Anglia Business Spotlight, this year held at Suffolk New College in the heart of Ipswich. This year we are excited to welcome BBC Radio Suffolk presenter and freelance writer Georgy Jamieson to conduct the interviews.

Have you ever wondered why your business peers started their business and what their biggest successes, challenges and failures were? Join us to find out as Georgy interviews eight lucky ISSBA members about their business.

It’s your chance to learn from people who are like you. Hear them talk about their own business, what gives them the greatest sense of pride and the biggest headaches. You’ll even get chance to ask them questions. Initially each business will be put under the spotlight and interviewed by Georgy. At the end there will be an open forum and you will get the chance to ask your question.

This year’s lucky panel members are:

  • Darrell Smith, Archway Carpets Ltd (family run business providing carpets and flooring)
  • Roger Barcham, BMS Imaging Ltd (commercial photography and exhibition systems)
  • Kate Kelly, Business Plumber (improving business processes for SMEs to improve work flow and profit)
  • Chris Chenery, Chenery Creative Ltd (graphic design and branding)
  • Angela Aldous, Let's Party (full event planning service for weddings, corporate events and parties)
  • Mike Drain, Superb Travel Suffolk (private car service, specialising in airport transfers and longer journeys together with local wheelchair accessible taxi service for hospital appointments and regular needs)
  • Keely Taylor, Taylor-Made Trees (genealogy – family tree research)
  • Mike Bernard, Mike Bernard and BeeBee Lee (provides utilities and the opportunity to earn extra income)

Booking is now open for the event so come along for an interesting evening, ask the panel some questions if you wish and enjoy networking and a light buffet provided by Shelly’s Restaurant. Please book below - don't SHELLEYS Logoforget to login first if you are an ISSBA member. Cost in advance is £7 for members, £12 for non members (including VAT). The price to pay on the door will be £10 for members and £15 for non members.

Special offer for ISSBA members - If you are an ISSBA member you are invited to book two places and bring a third person free of charge! To take advantage of this offer, please book and pay for two places and then email the name, company name and email address of your third person to so they can be added to the attendee list. Please note this offer is only available for bookings and payments made by 15th October 2019.

Shellys photoThank you to Suffolk New College for sponsoring this event. They have some fantastic facilities for business use and will be telling us about them at this event.

The College was founded in 2009 after the then Suffolk College was split into Suffolk New College, dealing with further education, and University Campus Suffolk (now University of Suffolk), dealing with higher education courses. In August 2009 a new building costing £70 million was created for the college. The 22,000 square metre building consists of four floors with a range of facilities surrounding a central atrium which rises to three storeys. Suffolk New College Sports Centre was built more recently and includes facilities such as a four court badminton sports hall and two multi-purpose rooms available for public use.

Parking is available at the ‘GOALS’ sports centre car park which is located in front of the college and roughly 100 metres from the main reception doors. Guests will need to sign in at the Suffolk New College main reception with their registration to ensure parking is free. The address for the Goals centre is Suffolk New College, College Drive off Grimwade St, Ipswich IP4 1LT.

This year ISSBA has chosen to support Over The Rainbow Children's Charity as our charity of the year. We will be holding a raffle at this event so if you would like to take part, could you please bring some change/cash with you. If you would like to donate directly to the charity, you can do that via their website by clicking here.

Please note that we will make an attendee list available to attendees following the event which will include name, company, email and telephone number. If you don't want to be included, please indicate this in the notes field when booking.

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Please note the price below is the full, net amount – VAT and member discounts will be applied on checkout.

Event date: 16-10-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date: 16-10-2019 9:00 pm
Individual Price £10.00
Location Suffolk New College
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